Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Environmental lawyers in push to stop gas pipeline in Finland

Peter Altmaier descends the stairs from a plane Media: trump urged Merkel to abandon the “Nord stream-2”
Patty Aguilar | 18 May, 2018, 12:50

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Oudkirk said the project could sanctioned under a bill passed in August 2017.

About it reports the German edition of N-TV with reference to the representatives of the governments of the USA, Germany and the EU.

Poland, Denmark and Ukraine also oppose the project, arguing that it will increase the EU's dependency on Russian gas and Europe should instead focus on diversifying its energy resources.

Her comments came a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to fly to the Russian resort of Sochi for a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, at which the pipeline issue is expected to be a key topic of discussion.

The President of the United States Donald trump tried to convince Germany to abandon the project "Nord stream-2".

"Does he agree that there appears to be no economic justification for this, but it is instead a political project created to increase European dependence on Russian gas and to weaken Ukraine and will he press that point on our allies, particularly Germany and Denmark?"

US Air Force apologizes for 'Yanny or Laurel' Afghan war tweet
The "Yanny or Laurel" reference was to a popular Internet meme in which an audio recording is played. "We apologize for the earlier post regarding the A-10", the Air Force said in a follow-up Tweet.

Babiš: European Union should give Balkan countries their European Union accession date
This is one of the areas in which we want to preserve and develop cooperation with our partners, the British Prime Minister said. The EU to finance the construction of a 10 billion euro infrastructure in the Balkans was discussed at the Summit in Sofia .

Explosive morning on Kilauea
It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighbourhoods. Ash plumes on Tuesday had spouted as high as 12,000 feet (3,657 meters) into the air, scientists said.

While Merkel has taken a hard line on what it considers hostile Russian actions in recent years-from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria to the chemical attack on a former Russian spy in Britain-Germany badly needs to secure its gas supply and Berlin has calculated that Nord Stream 2 offers the best deal.

In addition to environmental concerns, it claims the project - run by a consortium led by Russian energy firm Gazprom - "threatens the European Union's energy security, making the EU more dependent on fossil fuels".

Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will continue to flow through Ukraine when the Baltic pipeline starts operating.

A senior US diplomat is warning that a planned gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Germany through the Baltic Sea raises security concerns and risks triggering USA sanctions.

Oudkirk said Washington supported the planned Danish-Polish Baltic Pipe because it would diversify sources and routes.

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